Invited Research Lecture : Towards Intelligent Mfg : A Systems Approach to Production Engineering

Date: 25 Oct 2012 - 25 Oct 2012

Venue: Auditorium, Level 3, TOWER Block, SIMTech, 71 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 638075

Present manufacturing engineering research should be inspired by the ongoing industrial and societal paradigm shifts. In this presentation, some of these paradigm shifts and their underlying technology drivers are identified and elaborated upon. The used arguments are illustrated with representative examples from
mechatronics, precision engineering, microsystems technology (MST), industrial and service -including medical- robotics, and manufacturing execution systems (MES), taken from the long research experience at the Division PMA (Production engineering, Machine design and Automation), KU Leuven, Belgium

3.00pm    Registration
3.30pm    Lecture by Prof Hendrik Van Brussel
4.30pm    Refreshments & Networking
5.00pm    End

About Prof. Hendrik Van Brussel
Prof Hendrik Van Brussel (°1944), is Emeritus Professor in Mechatronics and Automation at the Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Division of Production Engineering, Machine Design and Automation of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium. He received his B.Sc ME degree from Hoger Technisch Instituut, Oostende, Belgium, in 1965, and his M. Sc. EE (Burgerlijk Ingenieur) and PhD degrees from KU Leuven in 1968 and 1971 respectively.
From 1971 until 1973, he was active in Bandung, Indonesia, establishing a Metal Industries Development Centre and as an Associate Professor at the Institut Teknologi Bandung.

He was a pioneer in robotics research in Europe and an active promoter of the mechatronics idea as a new paradigm for machine design. He has published extensively on different aspects of robotics, mechatronics and flexible automation. His present research interest includes mechatronics, holonic manufacturing systems,
behavior-based and medical robots and precision engineering.

Prof Van Brussel is a Fellow of SME and IEEE. He received an honorary doctor degree from Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH), Aachen, Germany, from 'Politehnica' University in Bucarest, Romania, and from 'Transilvania' University Brasov, Romania. In 2001-2002 he served as President of CIRP (International Academy for Production Engineering). He is a Member of the Royal Flemish
Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts, a Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) and a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He was President of Euspen (European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology) from 2007 to 2009.

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Co-organisers :
PE COI, Complex Equiment Initiative
Singapore IEEE Robotics and Automation Chapter